birth control contraception pharmacy
Date: 
Mar 19, 2017

If passed, SB 154 would make oral contraceptives available without a prescription.

According to the bill, pharmacies, including mail-order pharmacies, could dispense oral contraceptives "to persons 18 years of age or older without a prescription after an initial consultation with a licensed or certified health care provider."

Date: 
Feb 19, 2016

Oregon recently put into effect a new law which allows pharmacists to prescribe birth control after completing a training course. Pharmacists may prescribe oral contraceptives or other hormonal contraceptives themselves, or may refer a patient to a physician in more complicated cases.

vasectomy for reduced sentence
Date: 
Jul 24, 2017

Earlier this year, a county judge in Tennessee raised eyebrows by issuing a standing order, offering inmates in the county jail a 30 day reduction in sentence if they volunteered to get a vasectomy or a Nexplanon implant (a form of birth control that lasts roughly three years).

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